I’m not like most fitness experts because I naturally don’t like exercise – that’s why I set Fit for a Princess up in the first place – so you can have fun whilst you get fit. However, I like to look good and I want to live as long as possible, so I do it, and like with FFAP, I try to make it as fun as possible!
Those following my LET’S GO NUTS audio blogs may have heard about my GRUMPY WORKOUT yesterday! I had loads to do in the office, was itching to get on with it, was tired as been up early every day this week and worked most nights and had a bit of a headache. I went to the gym, got on the treadmill to do 60 mins fast power walking on an incline and about 10 mins in I was like ‘I don’t want to be here!”… The next 10 minutes were a nightmare, really tough, hard to push myself and all I kept thinking about was the workload I needed to get through, and how I didn’t want to be there!
BUT, I’m on a mission and 60 little minutes of my long life is hardly that bad… So, I started to think about the reasons I’m on a mission, why I am wanting to train hard, how I want to feel when I get on the plane next week and how far I’ve come in the last few weeks. I put on some power music and decided that I would focus on getting through 5 mins at a time – if I really wanted to stop after the next 5 mins I said to myself that I could…. Of course that made it easier mentally on me and then I was able to finish the whole 60 mins. At the end of the 60 minutes I tried to talk myself out of a swim as well! After all, I’d done 60 mins when I could have easily walked out after 10! But I used the same visualization techniques, and I swam as fast as I could for 20 mins and had a great training session… I was also really proud that I had stuck to what I said I would do and also stayed committed to my goal.
The moral of the story is that sometimes you don’t want to train, maybe you don’t want to go to a class (not because the class won’t be good but that your attitude is bad!) and you know what… JUST GO! Be grumpy the whole way through, complain as much as you like, but JUST GO AND FOLLOW THROUGH, because at the end you’ll be a much happier & healthier person :o)